5 Colorful Interiors

In the D Home/Texas Paint & Wallpaper Life in Color contest, hue's the boss.

Texas Paint & Wallpaper joined forces with D Home for the Life in Color 2013 contest. We asked local designers to send us photographs of some of their more colorful projects, and we were delighted to receive more than 100 entries. From there, our panel of judges studied rooms in every spectrum of the color wheel—from natural neutrals to intoxicating indigos­—and in the end, five winners were chosen. In addition to a membership card and other perks at Texas Paint & Wallpaper, the winners also get their work showcased here.

photography by Dan Piassick

The Sophisticate: Gonzalo Bueno. “The clients have an
amazing art collection, so I wanted to do mostly neutral,” Gonzalo Bueno
says. “The views here are incredible. So nature and art provide the
playful color.”

The Storyteller: Denise
“I wanted to create a modern Asian experience. Obviously,
that’s where the dragon came in. I was inspired by Jamie Drake and his
bold use of color. I love the violet with the navy,” Denise McGaha says.

Photography by Nathan Schroder

The Natural: Doniphan
Doniphan Moore created this space a few years ago. Our
panel of judges admired the cool backdrop. “It feels very layered—this
is a very natural setting for the collections of someone’s life,” one
judge said.